Lute and hurdy gurdy

The earliest version of the lute appeared in ancient Mesopotamia.

The Battle of Jutland (1916)

The naval battle fought by the British Navy against the German Navy was the largest sea battle in World War I.

Solomon's Temple (Jerusalem, 10th century BC)

Solomon's temple became one of the most important symbols of Jewish architecture.

Effects of smoking on the lungs

Smoking severely damages the respiratory system, it may cause COPD or lung cancer.

Blue whale

Marine mammals, the largest known animals to have ever existed.

Saint Basil's Cathedral (Moscow, 16th century)

The church consecrated to Saint Basil was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible.

Wankel engine

A type of rotary engine of high efficiency

Bulbous spring plants

This animation demonstrates the anatomy of tulips, daffodils and snowdrops.

How does it work - Refrigerator

This animation demonstrates how a refrigerator works.

Daedalus and Icarus

An ancient Greek myth about the tragedy of father and son who wanted to flee the island of Crete.

Oil platform

A long pipe in the centre of the tower penetrates the ocean bed until it reaches the layer that contains oil.

The withdrawal reflex

The withdrawal reflex is a spinal reflex that ensures moving away from potentially damaging stimuli.

Abbey of Saint Gall (11th century)

The building complex was one of the most important Benedictine abbeys for centuries.

Ottoman soldiers (16th century)

The Ottoman army included janissaries (paid warriors) and sipahis (vassal knights).

Public school in Central Europe (early 20th century)

Public schools in villages played an important role in education.

Triceratops

A type of herbivorous dinosaur easily recognisable by its large frill and three horns which lived in the Cretaceous period.

Louis XIV (the Sun King)

The French monarch got his epithet because of his opulent and extravagant lifestyle.

How does it work? - Mobile phone

This animation demonstrates how mobile phones work.

Metals

Metal atoms form a regular lattice structure.

Cinema (USA, 1930s)

Cinemas were built in large numbers in big cities of the US in the 1910s.

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